Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Cold. Wet. Winter. Haven't seen the escarpment for a few days now. All roads in and out of the village are either blocked or nearly blocked. Bring on some sunshine.

Monday, 30 May 2011


12 weeks till 'The Big Trip'. Planning is well and truly underway.

Apparently The Hunters originate from Hunterston, near Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

"the Hunters can boast a noble pedigree that includes brave warriors who fought for Scotland's freedom during the bloody Wars of Independence...."

No. I'm not making it up! It's in the book so it must be true!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

From the Backyard - Part 2

Not a new photo (in fact these photos are nearly 6 years old), but a new web app I've recently discovered. Microsoft's ICE (panorama stitching) and Photosynth (ummm - not sure how to describe this one) make in interesting combo.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Rusty Outfall

Hmmm. Next time in Milton or Ulladulla I'll be thinking twice about drinking the water. This outfall was in the wall of Porter's Creek Dam - the dam supplying the southern Shoalhaven's water.

Actually, I think we have some of the best water quality in the world. I guess this water doesn't make it to the taps.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Making the most of Autumn

These wonderful colours won't last too much longer, so I'm making the most of them while they last.

This is the 'fruit' of a liquid amber tree. I think.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Autumn in the Park

Bomaderry Creek boat ramp park.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bay 4

Old railway workshops at Eveleigh.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


A few technical difficulties prevented yesterdays photo making an appearance, but back on track now.

These are old boilers at the Eveleigh railway workshops - now the Australian Technology Park. Fascinating place.

Monday, 23 May 2011


Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre at dusk.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

J.B. Just Beautiful

Point Perpendicular, taken from the Silica Cove walking track, near Honeymoon Bay. This area is just so beautiful. In all the years I've lived near here I'd never done this particular walk. It took a geocache on Long Point to get me down this side track.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Unfair advantage

All over the field Illaroo seemed to have more players in all the right places. A great bunch of kids, keen to learn, and well coached are giving this team the edge this season. So far they are yet to concede a goal!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Old School

I'm on the lookout for old buildings around town. The ones with personality and a bit of history.

This is Nowra Public School - 1892.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Power Sunset

One of best sunsets I've seen in years, and I wasn't in a position to get the photo it deserved.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


I'm starting to quite enjoy experimenting with night shots. This one is the Nowra Soldier's Memorial at the gates of the showground.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Night Skate

Berry skate park by night.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Sail Away

Nowra Sailing Club at sunset.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Water on Mars?

The rocky surface of Mars, with water and waves! Or maybe north of Narrawallee on the beautiful south coast of NSW.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

All for One

On the northern headland of Ulladulla Harbour is a very interesting walk through coastal scrubland. It's called the "All for One Track". Along the track, at very regular intervals are these amazing wood carvings, telling the story of Aboriginal people in the area.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Before and After

Friday 13th: Blogger is having a moment & I can't post. Saturday: Blogger is fixed, but I'm away without net access. Sunday: Finally.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


This paperweight looked quite menacing sitting on the TV. How can a piece of papier-mâché have so much personality?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Ghost Rocks

Gerringong boat harbour, after sunset as the light was fading. Long exposure to get the blurred water.

Monday, 9 May 2011

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto.

I was having a think about the type of photos I was taking, and what styles of photography were missing from the portfolio. The obvious one is portraits. But not too many willing models around, so that can wait. Sports photography: Limited opportunity. Street photography: Could be worth trying. I was out in Nowra this evening and had the time to look for possible street scenes. A few possible subjects, but this one grabbed my attention. It's just so out of place in a country town. Interestingly, the shop was completely lacking in customers. Maybe they come out later in the night.

And Blogger is having a moment and wont load the post editor, so the layout of this post is all over the place.

Sunday, 8 May 2011


Arthur Boyd's Studio at Bundanon - left exactly as it was when Arthur was using it in the 1990s.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Frosty Weed

Whilst hanging the washing out I noticed this little trouble maker. I didn't notice the frosty top at first. I'd decided to photograph it anyway. It was only through the lens I saw the frost. Click - before the sun got to it.

This one is best viewed at full size. Click on the photo, then click to enlarge (for most browsers).

Friday, 6 May 2011


The colours of autumn should provide some great subjects over the next few weeks. This ivy was growing up an earth wall.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Shoalhaven Sunset

Another beautiful afternoon in the Shoalhaven. I love the way the sun is still on the trunk of the tree.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Back to the pantry

Another busy day with little opportunity to get out and about to shoot, so another pantry inspired shot.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Wild Sea

Big seas off Gerringong, just as it was getting dark. Awesome power. And still you see people rock fishing.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Dried Chili

I'm quite enjoying the challenge of finding a subject late at night. Tonight I hit the pantry and found a few possible subjects. These old chilies jumped out at me. But how long do dried chilies last? These ones are probably 20 years old!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

What is it?

What is it? How big is it? Where is it? Comments please!